The big, Bad Horsie Solo. I’ve seen a lot of requests for this song and I decided that I might as well tab it, since summer’s here and there’s really nothing else to. Free printable and easy tab ver. 2 for song by Vai Steve – Bad Horsie. Tab ratings , diagrams and lyrics. Choose and determine which version of Bad Horsie chords and tabs by Steve Vai you can play. Last updated on

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See the picture below. If you cannot find an actual slide tzb your house, you may find a glass bottle about the size of a beer bottle or an old-style coke bottle glass of course. First, look closely at the tablature. Part 1 First, look closely at the tablature.

This song is played using a slide for parts of it. It is the same thing you did from the first measure that was a slide WITH a slide. Part 2 For the second measure, you horsei basically be playing the same kind of tzb, with just different frets.

Notice what is next. Slides can be fun and if utilized well, they can be what makes the song sound like it should. You will know when it sounds right.

Bad Horsie chords & tabs by Steve Vai @ Tabs

Once you have done that, take your whole hand off of the fretboard, and play the same three strings open once. After that, now you are just playing the end of the measure with your 1st finger. What you will want to do is slide it to the sixth fret on all of the same strings. Immediately after you bac that you will want to barely accent that third fret one more time and then when going up the neck, lift off of your fingers and strike the strings once more lightly to the open position.


Steve Vai is a pyrotechnic guitar genius. You can use the audio clip below to tune your low E string to D for drop D tuning. This song is in drop D tuning.

Bad Horsie

The trill is all on the tenth fret of the same strings, so when you play the tenth fret, play it as fast as you can of txb in time with the songand then slide down the neck. You then play the next notes open. Now, practice with trying to hear that distinctive sound by pushing lighter or harder on the strings.

In drop D tuning the low E string is tuned down one whole step to D. After you have done the slide WITH a slide, play those same tag open once. You will need to perform this slide doing the same thing that you did when you started the riff, except this time you go from the seventh fret to the ninth fret on the same bac. You would think he would tsb gone back to the roots of most music and played out a few simple but catchy chords and would have been done.

Bad Horsie by Steve Vai Difficulty: Begin by placing the slide on your 2nd finger.

BAD HORSIE Tab – Steve Vai | E-Chords

The first measure starts you off playing a slide WITH a slide. This enables the guitarist to play power chords with a single finger. Then you will want to go back to using your 2nd finger and play the second fret of the same strings horie have used the whole time, and slide to the third fret of the same strings. Here is where you will notice that the song is changing a bit on you. Seems much easier than it looks huh? If your favorite band uses drop D tuning and you want to experiment with this tuning, by all means do so.


For bar song that sounds so harsh, ironically, it is about an old western showdown on horseback. Then you go back to what you just did on the seventh fret, but this time slide it to the tenth fret instead of the ninth fret. Bad Horsie by Steve Vai. He used a slide for that song. After that you let off of the strings and play the notes open once. Now, all of that should have been performed with your 2nd finger.

Start by playing the last note of the first measure in the beginning of the second measure open notes on the same taab you used from the beginning. About Privacy Policy Refund Policy. Then you will go to the third fret of the same strings, back to the second fret, and then open one last time to finish this measure.

To tune your guitar to drop D tuning, first make sure your horsiie to standard tuning. Play the same strings as you have from the beginning, and go from the second to the third fret, lift off your finger and play that once, then horsi back to the second fret. For the second measure, you will basically be playing the same kind of arrangement, with just different frets. Now instead of going from the fifth fret to the sixth fret, you just need to do the exact opposite and play it the same way.